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I'm sorry. I couldn't resist.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Deetox, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Deetox

    Deetox IncGamers Member

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    I'm sorry. I couldn't resist.

    Oh yeah, this one is for the hockey fans.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177223&hubname=

    Man... FIFTEEN years for a B-string in Ricky DiPietro in Long Island. $4.5 million PER year. Charles Wang you are out of your mind.

    Haha funny thing is. He is guarenteed the money whether he plays or not. And if the Isles want to buy him out he is still guarenteed 2/3s of the $67.5 million which is I think around $45 MILLION for leaving the team.

    Well I'm speechless right now so I'm going to end my post off with some quotes I found on the Islanders forum.

     
  2. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    six years from now when 20 goalies are making more than Rick who is going to be the one regretting this?

    but hell, $45mil guaranteed is nice
     
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    wang is a hockey genius...he wanted any of his players who got in a fight to go through anger management classes...he also wanted his scouts to take a look at japanese sumo wrestlers....he thought they would make excellent goalies. :rolleyes:
     
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    Huge coverage, quick hands, do splits as easily as cheerleaders. What's not to like? They might eat the team near bankruptcy, but they've got natural talents all right :smiley:
     
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    ragnar_ii IncGamers Member

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    Why the hell would you gurantee someone a paid 15 year term? What incentive does he now have to actually play well. One and two year deals are the way to go. That way you have to prove your worth every season. Wang messed up on this one.

    But then again its only the Islanders, its not like they can get any worse.
     
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    Holy crap! Lebron James or Peyton Manning couldn't even get 15 years! This dude better be a stud.
     
  7. skihard

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    He will never be on another team so he most likely will never get a cup. the reason is because if he is traded his contract has to be picked up by the receiving team and no normal minded GM would ever pick that contract up. Well I guess he better like his 67 mil and no cup.
     
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    The Islanders organization is the laughing stock of the league right now.
     
  9. Deetox

    Deetox IncGamers Member

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    DiPietro can go right along Wang's wall of fame. Right next to Alexei Yashin. God I still can't believe they gave up Spezza/Chara for that tool. Way to go Ottawa (although you still suck).
     
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    i'm sorry...i couldn't resist either.

    he only has another 14 years and 80 something games to get things right. :grin:
     
  11. Deetox

    Deetox IncGamers Member

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    An about another 2000000 more interviews to go. :D
     

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